Category Archives: PT

Blind Human Echolocators Use Visual Areas of the Brain

[Source:  Science Daily] Certain blind individuals have the ability to use echoes from tongue or finger clicks to recognize objects in the distance, and some use echolocation as a replacement for vision. Research done by Dr. Mel Goodale, from the … Continue reading

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Preschoolers Get Too Little Physical Activity in Child Care

[Source:  Medical] (HealthDay)—Kids in daycare and preschool may not be getting enough physical activity, according to a new study. Preschoolers in the Seattle study spent just a half hour playing outside and were offered less than an hour each … Continue reading

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Hot Job: School Based PT – Ruidoso, NM

PediaStaff is Hiring immediately in Southern New Mexico.  This is a captivating mountain city with ski slopes and lots of recreational opportunities.  The air runs about twenty degrees cooler than the neighboring desert cities.  We are looking for a School … Continue reading

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Feds Put Brakes On Special Education Cutbacks

[Source: Disability Scoop] With a new rule, federal education officials are telling schools not to skimp on funding for special education. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, schools are required to spend at least as much on special education … Continue reading

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OT / PT Corner: Why I Let My Kid Climb Up The Slide

[Source: Pink Oatmeal] The golden rule of the park is climb up the stairs and slide down the slide.  I guess we are rule breakers around here, within reason.  I let my kid climb up the slide, I even encourage it. … Continue reading

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